Thursday, December 27, 2012

30 weeks.....MERRY CHRISTMAS

How far along: 30 weeks
Total weight gain: 33+
Stretch Marks: nope..... YAY
Sleep: SUCKS
Best moment this week: Alston and I were laying in bed Christmas evening and he had his head resting on my belly talking to the baby.  It was so incredible to watch and feel as the baby reacted to Alston's voice.  I remember laying there and thinking "My cup runneth over".... thank you Lord for this man you have blessed me with.
Miss anything: Margaritas and sushi
Movement: Oh yes
Food cravings: Mustard
Anything making you sick/queasy: not really.
Gender prediction: I really do think that Baby G is a girl... I'm carrying SOOOO low. But with that said, I'm trying very hard to take turns referring to the baby and she and he. I really want to stay neutral.
Labor pains:I started experiencing Braxton Hicks this week. No bueno!
Wedding ring on or off: Ring on this week.
Belly button in or out: Still in... but getting flatter.
Mood most of the time: My mood seems to be getting better.
Looking forward to: Spending New Years Eve with my love.  
Next appointment: January 8th
Any new symptoms: Nothing new this week.
Prego Moment of the week: Getting winded when I try to put my boots on. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas in Oklahoma..... Day 1

We got in around noon on Friday morning after driving 10 hours.  We decided to wait to leave till 12, since my doctor told me that we would have to stop every hour to get out and walk for about 5 minutes.  But if I was sleeping, we wouldn't have to stop.
Once we got here it was non-stop Friday. Alston spent the day with my brother shopping for hunting supplies at Bass Pro ( they went goose hunting EARLY Saturday morning... more in a minute) and I spent the day with my dad getting some last minute gifts bought and the groceries for Christmas dinner.

Here are a few pictures of the boys hunting experience.

My brother is the second one from the far left and my hubby is the one on the very end.... far right. 

LOTS of geese.... my mom has been looking up recipes all morning on how to cook a goose.  I'll let you know in a later post how it went. 

 Oh.... they have now decided that they want to stuff at least one of their prizes. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

29 weeks

How far along: 29 weeks
Total weight gain: Drum roll please.... 33lbs. 
Stretch Marks: nope
Sleep: Definitely starting to suck.
Best moment this week: Hearing Baby G's heartbeat and packing for Oklahoma.  At my doctor's appt I was barely measuring 28 weeks, but the dr said that is because Baby G is sitting SOOOO low.  She asked if I was experiecing any pain and I told her it hurt down low and around my pelvis bone.  She said yep... "SHE" is hanging out way low.    
Miss anything: Margaritas, subway and sushi
Movement: Holy Cow!  I'm pretty sure I had cartwheels being done to be this week. 
Food cravings: Mustard
Anything making you sick/queasy: not really... Still not very hungry. 
Gender prediction: I'm on team Pink and Alston is on team Blue 
Labor pains: nope... I started experiencing Braxton Hicks this week.  No bueno!
Wedding ring on or off: I'm swollen in the mornings, so I haven't been wearing it. 
Belly button in or out: Still in
Mood most of the time: I've been in a MUCH better mood this week. 
Looking forward to: Christmas with my family. 
Next appointment: January 8th 
Any new symptoms: Braxton hicks and my face started breaking out again.  YUCK! 
Prego Moment of the week: I went and had my oil changed before we left for Oklahoma and the lady that worked there reached right out and rubbed my belly!  My first total stranger belly rub!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks
Total weight gain: 28LBS... I'm sure I'll find out otherwise on Thursday at my check up. 
Stretch Marks: nope... and I'm still using my mustela religiously
Sleep: Definitely starting to suck.
Best moment this week: Getting to go to the Baton Rouge jewerly show.  OH MY!  You can definitely get into some trouble there.  It's for vendors to come and buy merchandise at wholesale prices.  
Miss anything: Margaritas, subway and sushi
Movement: Lots of movement, especially in the evenings. 
Food cravings: Alston says my addiction to mustard has gotten crazy... so I guess I have actually had a food craving lately. 
Anything making you sick/queasy: not really... Still not very hungry. 
Gender prediction: I still think we are having a girl. 
Labor pains: nope
Wedding ring on or off: There was three days this week that I couldn't wear wear ring
Belly button in or out: Still in
Mood most of the time: Happy, but very easily annoyed and frustrated.  I'm pretty sure the lack of sleep and this growing belly are starting to get to me. 
Looking forward to: Doctor appt on Thursday and then we leave for Oklahoma.
Next appointment: 
Any new symptoms: I now have to get up to pee 3 times at night... BOO
Prego Moment of the week: Not being able to power shop anymore.  I have to take mini breaks and pee A LOT!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ready to "POP" Baby Shower

Sunday I had to honor of hosting a baby shower for my cousin Ashley and her little one on the way Ms. Renley.  Ashley is due Dec. 20, so I thought the best theme for her shower would be "Ready to "Pop".... where everything centered around the word "POP".

This was the all things "POP" table.
  We had....
Cake "POPS"... White cake and Red Velvet
Fruit "POPS"... Grapes &  Pineapples
Rice Krispie "POPS"
White Chocolate "POP"corn
Carmel "POP"corn

 These were to two prizes for the winners of our games.  We played the traditional game where everyone gets a clothes pin when the first get there, and if they say the word "BABY" they lose there pin.  The one with the most clothes pins at the end of the party wins.  The other game we played was we gave everyone a small tub of play-dough and they had to "make a baby" and Ashley got to pick the winner. 

Here is a pic of some of the "BABIES" that were made. 

My mother-in-law and Ms. Addie

The diaper cake I made for baby Renley, with little glitter Toms.

 The Hubby sneaking some punch before he went outside to be with the men.
I have to brag....Aunt Roni (the Mawmaw) makes the most beautiful quilts by hand.  This is just one of MANY that she has made. 

Ashley and Renley got a lot of very nice gifts and LOTS of diapers and wipes. 

27 Weeks

How far along: 27 weeks
Total weight gain: 28LBS... I lost 2 lbs from my last appt. 
Maternity clothes:... I'm pretty sure I can delete this question at this point.
Stretch Marks: nope... Thank you Lord!
Sleep: 50/50
Best moment this week: My friends are coming into town Wed. and staying all weekend, then on Sunday I have a baby shower for my cousin... "Ready to POP" theme!
Miss anything: Margaritas, subway and sushi
Movement: yes ma'am
Food cravings: Nothing new this week.
Anything making you sick/queasy: not really... I don't have a very big appetite right now.
Gender prediction: I'm leaning towards girl again. .
Labor pains: nope
Wedding ring on or off: depends on the day
Belly button in or out: Still in
Mood most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Going home for Christmas
Next appointment: Dec. 20rd
Any new symptoms: Nothing new this week
Prego Moment of the week: Riding the bike at the gym is getting a little hard.  I'm on 5'1" so I tend to scoot all the way, but now my belly is getting in the way.  I'm starting to pedal with my toes! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

second trimester LOVES

schick intution ravor
I absolutely LOVE this razor!  Why did I not discover this years ago when I was living at the lake... sheeesh...
All you have to do is splash some water on your legs or your pits and shave: no shave gel required and no nasty bumps after!  Great for those mornings I'm running late and still need a shave.

New make-up
I'm all about simplifying my daily routine.... I figure I better start now trying to find products that will make me feel good, but not make me spend more than 5 minutes in the bathroom.
  • The eyeshadow stick is FABULOUS!  Is for the smokey effect, but I use just the blush pink side for every day use.  My favorite color is the "Torch".
  • This "fountain" is so cool!  It only comes in two colors I believe... tan and fair.  When you squeeze some out to use it it is white... but as you blend it it blends so smoothly and flawlessly!  Love this for a quick fix.
Food Cravings
I cannot get enough of these two!  Pineapples and Satsumas... OMG! 
Satsumas are native to Louisiana: they are super easy to peel, and SOOO yummy. They are actually sweet.

Find it here.... My belly really starts to hurt in the evenings, especially after a lot of being on my feet.  My friend told me about this when she saw that I was constantly putting my hands under my belly.  It helps take the weight off of your back too, which is a BIG plus.

Mio water flavor
I'm currenlty burned out on Crystal Light, so I had to try something different.  What's also nice about the MIO is that you decide how much to add... and that really determines that flavor of your drink.

still loving my belly lotion
27 weeks and still no stretch marks!! YAY!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas

Saturday the hubby and I drove out to the country to get our first "REAL" Christmas tree....Alston wanted the memories of getting cut down the tree.  As you'll see in a few, that's not exactly how it worked out... :)

Alston's "Grinch" face.... 

Here is the tree we picked out... a Douglas Fir... it's the exact type we used to get when I was little. 

Remember how I said Alston wanted the memories of cutting down our Christmas tree... well, it wasn't exactly what he was thinking.  The tree we actually chose was one of the few that was already cut.. all Alston had to do was "cut" the rope that was hoping the tree up!


Alston LOVES everything about Christmas... even all the manual labor that comes along with it.  HAHA... sorry boo!                                                          

Now time for the FUN part.... DECORATING!!  This year I have decided to go with a Peacock themed Christmas.  I'm SO excited!  .
Very Thankful for a tall husband 

I love Peacocks and all the colors!!

Still a work in progress... I haven't finished the stockings or the skirt yet.  In fact I have a couple of DIY projects that I'm going to post in a few days.  

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. 
Clement Clarke Moore

26 weeks

How far along: 26 weeks
Total weight gain: Still not happy about this!...30LBS
Maternity clothes: DUH
Stretch Marks: nope... Thank you Lord!
Sleep: Not to bad
Best moment this week: Our 1st Anniversary and putting up the Christmas tree. 
Miss anything: Margaritas, subway and sushi
Movement: yes ma'am
Food cravings: Nothing new this week. 
Anything making you sick/queasy: not really... I don't have a very big appetite right now. 
Gender prediction: I'm leaning towards girl again. .
Labor pains: nope
Wedding ring on or off: Back on
Belly button in or out: aunt thinks I may be one of those that belly button never does "POP"
Mood most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: My friend Jimmie and her BF are coming into town next week.. YAY!!
Next appointment: Dec. 3rd... the Glucose Test
Any new symptoms: Nothing new this week
Prego Moment of the week: I realized this week that it is not at easy to get up from sitting on the floor.  

Friday, November 23, 2012

25 Weeks

How far along: 25 weeks
Total weight gain: Prepare yourself... 30LBS
Maternity clothes: Yep
Stretch Marks: nope
Sleep: Not to bad
Best moment this week: THANKSGIVING!!! 
Miss anything: Margaritas, subway and sushi
Movement: yes ma'am
Food cravings: Pineapples and grapes. 
Anything making you sick/queasy: not interested in eggs
Gender prediction: I'm leaning towards girl again. .
Labor pains: nope
Wedding ring on or off: I was a little swollen at Thanksgiving, so I had to take off my ring then. 
Belly button in or out: in....still hanging in there
Mood most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Ordering the crib
Next appointment: Dec. 3rd... the Glucose Test
Any new symptoms: Nothing new this week... Heartburn is still going strong.
Prego Moment of the week: Having trouble bending forward. 

YAY.... Liebster Award!

I want to start by saying THANK YOU 
to Jenna Hill from Happy Life in Love for nominating me for this award.

The Liebster Award is given to new, up and coming bloggers who have less that 200 followers. 

So here is how it works... wish me luck ;)

The Rules:
1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
3. Choose 11 new bloggers(with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs
Random Facts about Mu-ah
1. By the time Baby G is born I will have been pregnant almost 16 months...Surprise IT'S A DOLPHIN!! Because of the two miscarriages I've had this year.
2. I'm addicted to owls.
3. I'm a nerd at heart... I love reading and learning new things every chance I get. 
4. I love trying new beers. 
5. When I was little I wanted to have 100 babies.
6. My dream job is to be a coroner. 
7. I'm not nearly as "feminine" as I appear... joke is I'm a guy, just missing a pecker!
8. I'm TERRIFIED of heights.
9. I love Pinups.
10. One of my favorite songs is Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight. 
11. I have had a secret crush on my husband since I was 16....but I always thought he liked petite blondes. 

Questions from Tagger

1.  What is your favorite candy? 
Currently... peppermint taffy
2.  What inspires you? 
Now that I'm expecting, I have to say anything that helps me make the best decisions for my little one. 
3.  What is your least favorite holiday? 
Valentines Day.... way to commercialized
4.  What are you most afraid of? 
Disappointing my husband or failing as a mother.
5.  What is the most important quality in a partner?
True friendship
6.  What is your favorite sports team? 
Duh.... OU Baby!!
7.  What do you like most about Christmas? 
The food and FAMILY TIME
8.  Words of Wisdom?
Timing is everything... and not on our time, but God's time. 
9.  What actor/actress would you say is most like you? 
Appearance wise... I've been told by many it's Tiffani Amber Thiessen.
10.  How/Why did you come up with your blog name?
My husband and I's whole relationship came be summed up by saying.. "Timing is Everything".  We were friends for 9 years before we ever got "our chance", life just kept taking us in different directions.  
11.  Bath or Shower?   

Questions for Nominees
1. What made you want to start blogging? 
2. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment in life?
3. What is something that you consider yourself to be absolutely awesome at doing? 
4. Do you collect anything? 
5. Favorite Quote?
6. Favorite movie?
7. Best gift you have ever received and why?
8. Favorite Christmas song?
9. Dream job?
10. Favorite food?
11. Fondest childhood memory? 

1. Marissa Saunders The Simple Swan
2. Coley What you make it
4. H. Weisberg Baby Things
5. Futurehope Hopeful Future
7. Bettina Lovely Little One
8. Olivia Mad Lib
10. Besserina

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Old Wives Tales....Addicted

Since we aren't finding out the sex of Baby G I've found that I'm borderline addicted to reading old wives tales and testing them out.  So below are are a few of the ones I've found online and I've put my "answer" below each one.
I apologize up front... there is a chance you are about the read things that you really could have done without knowing.

#1. If you are moody, you are having a girl because of all the extra female hormones.

#2. It's a girl if your left breast is larger than your right breast. It's a boy if your right breast is larger than your left breast.

#3. Dark nipples are signs of a son.

#4. If you eat garlic and the odor seeps out of your pores, then you're having a boy. 

#5. If your urine is bright yellow, it's a boy. A dull yellow means a girl.
#6. If you experience heartburn or indigestion during pregnancy your baby will have a full head of hair.

#7. No morning sickness, it’s a boy.  A girl if you were sick or nauseous during your pregnancy.

#8. A heart rate over 140 beats per minute(bpm), it's a girl. A boy's heart beat is slower. 

#9. If you crave salty foods it's a boy. If you crave sweets then it's a girl. 

#10. If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl.

#11. If dad gains weight, it's a girl. If his weight stays the same, it's a boy.

#12. It's a girl if you get acne due to the increased levels of the female charged hormones. A girl steals her mother’s beauty.

#13. If the linea nigra stops at the belly button, it's a girl. If the linea nigra goes all the way to the bottom of the rib cage, it's a boy. 

#14. You got dry hands; it's a boy.

#15. More hair on your legs than normal, count on a boy. 

#16. If your nose gets bigger and wider, expect a boy.

#17. If your nose swells, it's a girl. Same pre-pregnancy nose, it's a boy.

#18. If your face swells and gets rounder, it's a girl. Long and narrow face, a boy

#19. Cold feet, a boy

#20. If your legs get really big, means a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, a girl.

#21. If you find yourself clumsier with pregnancy, it's a boy.
#22. If you remain grounded and still in control of your body, it's a girl.

#23. If you're carrying low, it's a boy. If you're carrying high, it's a girl.
#24. If you're carrying in front, it's a boy. All around your middle, it's a girl.

Some fun tests
#25. Loop your wedding ring in a piece of thread and let it dangle over your belly. If the rings swings in a back and forth motion, it's a girl. If the ring moves in a circular motion, paint the room blue.

#26. If you hold a necklace over your hand and it swings back and forth, it's a boy. A circular moving necklace, stock up on the pink.

#27. When asked to show your hands and you immediately show your palm, it's a girl. Palm down = a boy.

#28. If a toddler shows interest in you, you are having the opposite sex of the toddler. For example, a girl toddler expresses interest in you means you are having a boy.